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PHILIPPINE COUNCIL FOR INDUSTRY AND ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (PCIERD) Rm. 513, 5th Floor Ortigas Building Ortigas Avenue Pasig, MN CONTACT: Benjamin T. Damian, Executive Director MISSION: To serve as the central agency in the planning, monitoring, and promotion of scientific and technological research for applications In the industry, energy utilities, and infrastructure sectors. PRIMARY WORK: Research, development, planning, monitoring. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and foriegn grants/assistance. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly newsletters, annual reports, and technical brochures. UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES Cultural Center of the Philippines Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila CONTACT: Dorothy Lucasan, Administrative Officer MISSION: Professional organization of registered architects accredited by the Philippine government established to promote highest standard of ethical conduct in the practice, uplift standards of architectural education, and disseminate information in ecology, technology and environmental design. FINANCES: Annual dues, grants, and donations. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly newsletter and specialty publications. POLAND BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ITB) ul Filtrowa 1 00-950 Warsaw CONTACT: Marian Weglarz, Director MISSION: To improve technology in construction and building materials and to provide for standardization and application of new building materials. 168

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PRIMARY WORK: Performs research in structural engineering, construction technologies, fire engineering, building materials, protection of building objects, physics and acoustics in buildings, finishing techniques, geotechnics, and building objects in mining areas. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and sale of services within contracts. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, quarterly and annual journals, and technical recommendations. INSTITl~lF FOR BUILDING MECHANIZATION AND ROCK MINING ul Racjonalizacji 6/8 02-673 Warsaw CONTACT: E. Buday, Director General MISSION: To undertake research in the areas of building mechanization, earth-moving and construction machinery, and rock mining. PRIMARY WORK: Preparing basic performance data for production of new machinery and advanced technologies in new machines, providing services in testing of machines and equipment, and undertaking projects in building mechanization. SOURCES OF FINANCE: National central research and development programs and individual contracts with construction and mining equipment manufacturers. PUBLICATIONS: Problems of Building Mechanization, quarterly inserts in Mechanical Review and Building Review, brochures, instructions, and recommendations. MAIN CENTER FOR BUILDING INFORMATION ul Senatorska 27 00-950 Warsaw CONTACT: HenrykWatcerz,Manager MISSION: To serve as the main center for collecting and disseminating technical information for the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services to automate information processing, develops information systems, and hosts exhibitions. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Sale of publications, and subsidies. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports, bulletins, building abstracts, and catalogues. 169

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RESEARCH AND DESIGN CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL BUILDING ul Parkingowa 1 00-518 Warsaw CONTACT: A. Bratkowski, Director General MISSION: To furnish research and design services for the building community. PRIMARY WORK: Provides services in research and design of projects for industrial and public buildings, including district heating, refrigerating engineering, and environmental protection; computer-aided design systems. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Contract work. PUBLICATIONS: Bunonthly journal and periodic publications. RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT (RIED) ul Krzywickiego 9 02-078 Warsaw CONTACT: Pawet Btaszczyk, Director General MISSION: To provide planning theory and practice for human settlement ecosystems. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in diagnostics, maintenance, human settlement technology, environment, and housing. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Quarterly and monthly journals and bulletins. RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MINERAL BUILDING MATERIALS (IMMB) ul Oswiecimska 21 45-641 Opole CONTACT: Bronistaw Werynski, General Director MISSION: To serve the cement, lime, and A, psum manufacturers with advanced technology. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on cement, lime, and gypsum; energy savings in mineral building materials; automation of industrial control systems; environmental engineering; and industrial waste utilization. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and cement, lime, and gypsum manufacturers. PUBLICATIONS: Monthly journal and research reports. 170